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Obama nominates US envoys to Mexico, India

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:22
President Obama is nominating a former Clinton White House deputy chief of staff as ambassador to Mexico and a former senior State Department official and prominent Indian-American as ambassador to India.

Immigration worker union warns ‘serious threat’ of ISIS entering US

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:10
The union representing America's immigration caseworkers warned Thursday of the "real and serious threat" that Islamic State terrorists could gain entry to the United States, either by slipping through the southern U.S. border or exploiting "loose and lax" visa policies.

Statist Policy and the Great Depression

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:35
Its difficult to promote good economic policy when some policy makers have a deeply flawed grasp of history. 2014-09-18T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-18T19:35:03Z Daniel J. Mitchell

California governor signs bill raising Hollywood tax credits

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:29
Gov. Jerry Brown has headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry to sign legislation that more than triples the state's annual tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

White House orders plan for antibiotic resistance

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:23
Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.

Islamic State not Islamic? Kerry, Obama questioned over ISIS claims

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:14
Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Thursday that the Islamic State is not Islamic, underscoring the effort to distinguish the terror group from mainstream Muslims – but also causing consternation that the administration may once again be underplaying the threat of radical Islam.

Taliban Steps Up Violence in Afghanistan

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:35
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) press office in Kabul confirmed that three ISAF soldiers were killed as a result of a suicide bombing attack in Kabul today. 2014-09-18T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-18T18:35:04Z Night Watch

Congress approves mission to train, arm Syrian rebels

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:06
The Senate gave final approval on Thursday to President Obama’s plan to train and arm Syrian rebels, endorsing a key plank of the president's strategy for taking on the Islamic State.

Big Government's Next Big Reach

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:35
Developments were brewing in Washington that could have a much larger impact on the market and your retirement. John Bogle, father of the mutual fund industry, is trying to get Washington involved in your pension and retirement accounts. 2014-09-18T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-18T17:35:03Z Charles Payne

Union boss millionaires lead ‘income equality’ convention

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:34
Several of America’s wealthiest union bosses spoke at the 2014 Ohio AFL-CIO convention in Cincinnati this week. The event’s theme? “Building the movement for income equality.”

Another avalanche of bad polls for Senate Dems

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:23
New surveys show Republican gains in key midterm races with control of the Senate the prize.

Dem House candidate’s business faced warrant for $100K in unpaid taxes

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:20
A business owned by a Democratic House candidate who frequently touts his private sector experience was hit with a tax warrant in 2008 for a failure to pay more than a hundred thousand dollars in New York state taxes.

Ukrainian president pleads with US for military aid, tells Congress 'blankets' not enough

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:14
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pleaded for U.S. military aid Thursday in a high-profile address to Congress, saying that while nonlethal aid like blankets and night-vision goggles is important, "one cannot win the war with blankets.”

Ninety percent of EPA stimulus funding for diesel reduction program misspent

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:10
Over 90 percent of funding for a diesel reduction program paid for by the stimulus law was misspent, according to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Al Qaeda cell in Syria poses ISIS-level threat, intel chief says

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:48
A group of Al Qaeda fighters in Syria is emerging as a rival terror threat to the Islamic State.

Tension in the Ranks: Military leaders press Obama to keep options open for ground troops

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:27
While President Obama seeks to take the fight to the Islamic State, he’s got a battle brewing with his own brain trust over whether to leave the door open to committing American troops to combat roles.

Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:01
Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

Lawmakers renew call to roll back military cuts amid ISIS, Ebola fights

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:44
Defense hawks on both sides of the aisle are pointing to the new war against the Islamic State to revive efforts to roll back across-the-board Pentagon budget cuts.

No ID? Maryland gins up voters, and potential fraud

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:24
Lowering the bar for voting while raising the opportunity for fraud, a Maryland task force wants to “modernize” the state’s online registration process — and much more.

Battle-tested Walker fights to keep job in Wisconsin

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:02
Though the governor soundly won the recall fight of 2012 -- and boasts that on his watch unemployment has dropped from 9.2 percent in 2010 to 5.8 percent -- this year's reelection is no cakewalk.

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